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By Howard Plaldlng
Copyright, lonft. hr Charles W. Hooka
F ORTIFIED ngnlnst the day's un
kind); promts* by s inolan :
rhol.T breakfast, Kendnil r* ,
turned to the upper region! of
the tmiirflliiK house end resolutely eat
down to write There liiy before him j
the first pnges of a story. It had stop
ped like a rhenp dock In the small
hours of the morning, and he had
abandoned It with a groan and had
gone to I tod. Hut the thing must he
tinkered and put together and wound
Into the matter at Mra. Cameron's re
quest. A yenr from now they will be
somewhat easier In pocket. Meanwhile
they live here upon greatly reduced
terms because of relationship. You
doubtless know the situation."
"Mrs. Cameron explained It to me,”
said the doctor cautiously. "Hbe men
tinned an Indebtedness which— (Con
found It!" he broke out. "If those peo
ple would stop worrying, the gJrl would
be as well as I am In six mouths."
Kcndnll was very pale, and his face
looked drawn and old.
"You are aware that I wns engaged
to Miss Cameron," said he. "In such
circumstances at the time of Miss (Cam
eron's Illness hor mother, with great re
luctance, permitted me to assist In
meeting some demands. I wan then In
u fair way, but now"—his voice sud
denly became shrill and tremulous—
“now I have gone nil to pieces. 1 can
scarcely make tny living. And the
knowledge of my altered condition Is
the last straw upon their backs. Miss
Cameron lins relenaed me from the en
gagement peremptorily. Hhe will not
hear of Its continuance, believing her
own case to he hopeless and herself n
mere burden. Ho, even If I hail tile
money, they would not take It. They
would not let me save her life."
"tCnleaa you Imd the strength to car
ry the matter with a high hnnd," re
spnnded the doctor. "And, speaking
of your strength. I am not your mod
lent adviser, but If you will grant me
for n moment the greater privilege of
advising you hm n friend I shall suggest
for you nlao a change of scene. 1 think
you should not uselessly wreck your
own career, of whose promise I have
heard some very flattering things ”
have spoken of a man's life that has
opened my eyes. Why. Jack, you’ve
been talking of boys' guinea, the health
ful amusements and exercises of youth,
which flt us for the serious business of
the world. I»o you really fancy that
following nn army and living on horse
meal and sleeping In six Inches of dirty
water in the Imttom of nn abandoned
trench constitute a great achievement
that Is worth while In Itself? My dear
boy, I have outgrown such things. I
have done them In the past, and they
benefited me as much as football, per
haps a little more. It remains for me—
now that you have brought theoe early
lessons back to my remembrance— to
take the good of them and profit by the
patience, strength and n^iurcefulness
and courage that they taught me. I will
begin tomorrow—no, tonight, for there
are three good hours before 12."
"But—but aren’t you going to take—
"I can’t consider It. The war In the
east Is no doubt an lm|>ortant matter
for those who are engaged In It, but not
for me. Certainly I can’t afford to look
on at It. I can't afford to lie a looker
on right here and now, for there Is war
all around us, and I stand armed In the
thick of It. I have dropped my pen |
and taken up the sword while you and
I have SHt here at this table.”
"What do you menn?”
"I mean that the first duty of every
man Is to the woman he loves; that all
the labors of Ills youth are merely prep
aration; that lie endures hardships and
see# battles and fights them If the
chance comes for no other worthy pur
pose than to learn bow to light for her.
And I haven’t done It. I have been
looking on and Jotting down tioti*s (hat
I call stories. I'm through with It. To
The History of the Newnan
Ml. E. Church.
(Continued from page 2.)
I thank you," snld Kendall coldly. | )( > plain with yon. Jack, then* Is one
And the doctor look his leave.
high and holy task before mo now, and
Again Kendall patted hack and forth the Ixird, through you, has given mo
HUH HAD MHHUtV BTOFI’KD AT MTS DOOR.
up anil sold. He scanned It In the
cold light of day and wait ninnzed to
find Home good In It, a clever bit of
charactsrlsatlon wasted, a touch of the
picturesque oddly out of plnee, a glint
of truth In a muddy mess of Insinceri
ty. There was even s pleasant Jingle
In the language, marred by dissonances
unnatural hiiiI malicious, ns If the very
devil hail Jogged the author's elbow.
Kt-utlall read and wna affected with
pity of himself and with a certain sym
pathy, a sorrowing tentlsrmsts. for tho
poor Muff that he hnd labored to pro
duce, the misbegotten child of fair
A weak, uneven tapping at the door
a knock that wna as characteristic as
handwriting and revealed ii fixed lmhlt
of Indecision summoned Kendall to
perform the sail rites of homeless hos
pitality. The aspect of his visitor wus
ho clear III Ills Imagination that he
scarce saw her better after the door
was open than liefore. Htie was a fad-
id woman of forty five In whose fneo
there lurked mu astonishing prettiness.
Illusive nnd Inappropriate to her years,
the ghost of girlhood.
Me gave her welcome from nn honest
•heart, hut with a feigned good cheer.
Would she come III? No; she was upon
some errand and had merely stopped
at Ills door. Nevertheless as he coil-
1 limed to stand waiting she entered
and sat down.
"Kdlth has had breakfast,” aald she.
"I brought up a cup of coffee and an
orange. She seems to feel better this
"There's nothing llko n good square
meal such as you mention," snld he,
smiling sadly, "to put a heart In one.
May 1 go In by ami by?”
"Yes, right away," she snld, rising,
while her eyes wander's! to the writ
ing table. "If it won’t Interrupt your
work. Kdlth wants to see you."
lie eseortod her to the head of tho
stairs nnd then returned to his rootu,
whore he paced back and forth for
Home minutes, forcing himself to think
nnd summoned up his courage with
even less profit than before. Then be
sat an hour with Kdlth and returned to
his own room, his heart sore with love
nnd henvy with discouragement.
And at about tho same hour there
were two men talking of this very mat
ter. One of them was Kendall's age,
though tie look'd younger. Ho spoke
vigorously, smoked Imnl between whiles
and walk'd the floor with an ulr of
zest In the axorclse. The other was
much older. His fneo wns deeply lined
and thoughtful. He sat by a broad, Hat
topped 'leak littered with manuscripts
sud letters and an odd assortment of I
reference liooks, big and little.
“You have cboneii the flower of tho
Bock," said the younger man. "Kendall
Is not only s nnt'irnl lairn correspond
cut. with the gift of getting the truth
and the much rarer gift of writing It,
hut he Is the very titan physically for
this Job. Ilent and cold, rain and
drought, good food, bad food and no
food at all; swamps, microbes and bul
lets I toll you Kendall euts them all
and grows fat. Tho only thing that
hurts him Is a quiet life. 1 saw him In
Cuba and In the Philippines, and he
was always In condition, always bright
and cheerful nnd enthusiastic. Besides,
he has n smattering of Japanese—had
u Jap classmate In college whom he
wns very fond of. I tell you, Urnhniu,
with these arrangements of yours nml
Kcmliill as your man you’ll get the
only good stuff that will have come
from the east since the war began."
"There are two points,” snld Graham
slowly. "We cannot afford to pay
milch; tho expenses are so heavy. He’ll
come back no richer except In reputa
tion. Second, 1 wish that lie hud kept
himself more In tho public eye of late,
lie has sunk completely out of sight.”
"There’a h reason for that, sh 1 have
told you," ‘ said tho other, biting his
; cigar viciously. "Hut you can boom
him up. The public remembers him."
"Well," Graham resumed after a
pause, ”1 authorize you to lay this
proposition before him. You lire his
closest friend, Stetson. You are the
only mail who without offense can
show him tho folly of Ills present
course. Get him for me. I want him."
! "Without offense?" echoed Stetson.
"I don’t know. But I’ll do my duty.
It Isn’t right that Nisi Kendall should
wr'H'k Ills career Tor the sake of any
woman, though she were the best In
"Telegraph him to dine with you,"
suggested Gralmm. "Take hfln to Ju
Han’s, where ttit* old crowd goes. Give
him some raw meat and some good
strong ‘man talk,’ ns Kipling calls It.
the grace to see It. Good night. Give
my respectful thanks to Mr. Graham.
Y’ou will see tne again when I bnvo cut
my way out of the honrt of this bat
On the third day following this Inter
view at the time of sunset Kendnil
knocked at the ('nmerons’ door and
whs admitted. lie wns haggard and
pale, but Ills eyes revealed an Inex
haustible energy of spirit. He crossed
the room quickly to where Bdltb sat
by the western window anil kissed her
hnnd with h fine deference.
“What has happened?” she naked,
looking np at him. “Something has
come of all tho mystery of these last
few days. Is It a story?"
"Yes,” snld he; "a love story about
the prettiest girl thnt ever lived and
the stupidest man that ever died—and
didn’t know It till one day he waked
up nnd saw thnt he wns dead and came
to life again. The occasion of this mir
acle was a conversation with an ex
cellent friend who for the denil-allve
mini's good suggested an expedition to
the wilds of Manchuria, where, I am
told, there Is n wnr In progress. In
stantly the awakened Individual per
ceived that there wns fighting nearer
home In which he had nn Intimate con
cern. In the midst of the battle he saw
the prettiest girl aforesaid desperately
threatened and surrounded by foes.
Now, which battle wns hlH, think you?
"It didn't tnko him long to decide,
und he liogiui to look to his weapons
In tils right hand them was a pen—n
good weapon In Its way. but too slow
for this emergency. So he reached up
Into the air and seized an Idea which
had the form and potency of a sharp
sword. It hnd lieen within his reach
and dimly perceived for many months
but he had been too sluggish to grasp
It. Armed therewith, he hewed his
way to the citadel of a powerful inn
glclnn who sat by a barrel of bright
gold, with which he worked Ills won
dors. ‘Tills sworil for a share of that
gold!' cried the Invader, but the mngl
clan uttered a cold ‘Ha, ha!'
“Thrice nnd fonV times the man re
101111*1! to the attack, und each time the
1839— John Hunter.
1887— .John C. Simmons.
1888— John C. Simmons
1889— John M. Milner.
1840— Andrew Neice.
1841— Y. E Tigner.
1844— .John VV. Yarbrough.
1845— A. Pennington, R.
1847— J’lailxnie Trussell.
1848— Noah Smith.
1849— Noah Smith and Daniel
1850— Willis 1>. Matthews and
Win. E. Lucy.
1851— John W. Talley and F. 8.
1852— George Clarke and
185,8—W i 11 ium A .Smith.
1854— 1 laniel Kelsey.
1855- 50—William H. Evans. •
1857— James Harris.
1858— Edmund P. Birch.
1859— John H. Caldwell.
1800-01—Charles A. Fulwood.
1802—A. O. H tty good.
1808—Robert A. Holland.
1804— John Caldwell and F. A.
1805- 66-07—Peter A. Heard.
1808— I). D. Cox,.
1809— E. P. Birch.
1870-71-72—R. W. Bighain.
1878-74—A. M. Thigpen.
1875-70—J. H. Baxter.
1877-78-79-80—W. F. Glenn.
1881— George W. Yarbrough.
1882- 88-84-85^—W. W. Wads
1880—J. 1). Myrick.
1887-88—W. R. Foote.
1880-90—C. C. Cary.
1891-92-98—F. G. Hughes.
1894— R. W. Highum.
1895- 90—J. A. Timmerman.
1897— J. H. Hakes.
1898- 99—W. F. Cook.
1900-01-02—J. M. White.
1908-04-05—J. R. King.
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cheerful and brave thnughis and Mrlv
lug to bring Ills I'ountenuuoe Into ae-1 That will fetch him.
coni with them. When this process
had accomplished all that could he
hoped of It In the light of his experi
ence there" ith he went out Into the
hall and hiiw a hlg, sturdy man as
It was half past d when Kendall and
Stetson mot at Julian’s. s Kendall was
weary with the day’s ungrateful toll
and gloomy thoughts; Stetson was
alert and keen, with the eyes of a hunt-
ceiidlng the stairs, which creaked loud | Fortune wns kind; the right crowd
was there, the atmosphere of the scene
wns perfect, and Kendall, with lan
guid surprise, saw himself welcomed
as If from a long Illness or the very
Jaws of the grave. And in the exposi
tion of the scheme Stetson surpassed
all his own expectations.
".lack," said Kendall at last, "I thank
you from my soul. If this hour Is the
turning point of my life, as 1 truly be
lieve, the credit Is largely yours. Y’ou .
have awakened my manhood."
"Thank the laird!" responded Stetson
"You have made an error, however,"
Iveudall continued, “a natural error,
which l will point out to you. We have
seen so little of each other In tho past
year that you have last track of me
completely and now know nothing of
my progress. I have advanced a great
distance, but you have thought of me
as standing still Just where you left
me. YVe all make such mistakes. We
hold the picture* of our friends as we
last saw them and forget that they
"Do you mean that you’ve really got
on with your work?"
Kendnil shook his head.
"Y’ery badly." eahl he. "My work In
most respects has gone back. It Is I
that have advanced, and I really didn’t
know It myself until this evening. There
Is my debt to you. It Is the way you
)y beneath him
“Good morning, doctor,” said Ken- ,
dull. "May I ask If you are going to j
sis* Miss t’aineron?"
"Yes. 1 was on another call in the
house and met her mother, who sug
gested that I should go up.”
"Will you look In upon me after you
have soon her?" said Kendall, turning
toward Ills room.
It may have been half an hour later
when the doctor knocked and was ad
mitted. Keiulall eyed him with ob
vious. aching anxiety.
‘‘Convalescence Is a long business
sometimes." said the doctor. "Miss
Cameron had a serious Illness, and
there Is a sense In which she has re
covered from It. but a complete resto
ration to health may be a very tedious
"Do you see any Improvement?"
The doctor shook his head, and to the
next question. “A loss, perhaps?" he
answered with a guanti*d assent.
"1 dread tlm winter." said Kendnil.
"If she couldTlave a change of scene.
If she could live nn outdoor life In
"1 understand that there is a pecun
"They have a small property," re
joined Kendnil, "but tt 1# not yielding
.much lucerne Just now. I have looked
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